Local Girl Kristina Anapau Clears Rumor About Michelle Rodriguez in “Sighting”

Last May at the Big Island Film Festival I had the opportunity to meet and interview local girl turned Hollywood movie star Kristina Anapau.

Kristina and I at last years Big Island Film Festival

Well she has been keeping busy this year since filming The Swan with Natalie Portman.

According to IMDB she has had roles in the following films of late and they are are currently in post production:

  • 5 Souls where she plays the role of Jessica
  • Cornered  where she plays the roll of Jade
  • The Speak where plays the roll of Paige Stone

I asked Kristina about a rumor that was going around that she was filming a movie with Michelle Rodriguez called “Sighting“:

It’s a horror hottie double news explosion here in the Horror Asylum’s pants right now. Michelle Rodriguez (‘Machete’, ‘Resident Evil’) and Kristina Anapau (‘Black Swan’, ‘Cursed’) are the latest hot-pots on Ted Sarafian’s new spooky feature ‘Sighting’…

Kristina stated that the rumor is incorrect and that while Kristina is in the movie… Michelle is not.

Kristina Anapau at the Fairmont Orchid at Mauna Lani

Kristina Anapau at the Fairmont Orchid at Mauna Lani

Here is what IMDB says about “Sighting“:

King’s Ransom Winery is one of the most haunted places in America, with a long history of bazaar suicides. Six ghost hunters have been given the rare opportunity to conduct a paranormal investigation. What they discover terrifies them.

Hawaiʻi Island Police Activities League (HI-PAL) Adds New Event to Attract High School Students

Media Release:

The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Traffic Services Section and the Hawaiʻi Island Police Activities League (HI-PAL) have added a new event to their schedule to attract high school students.

Officer Joeseph Botelho Jr.

The new Click It or Ticket 5-on-5 High School Basketball Tournament is a first-time event. It will be held 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on August 20-21 at the Hilo Armory. Teams interested in participating may call Officer Joeseph Botelho Jr. at 961-2220 or Officer Randy Morris at 326-4646, extension 258.

Team entries are being accepted for the first 10 teams in both the boys and girls divisions. Organizations wishing to enter more than one team are asked to enter one at a time. As space becomes available, additional teams can be entered.

Click It or Ticket packets must be completed by each participant. The packets can be picked up from the East Hawaiʻi HI-PAL office, located downstairs at the Community Policing Office on the first floor of the Hilo police station at 349 Kapiolani Street.

HI-PAL has two remaining Click It or Ticket 3-on-3 Basketball Tournaments this year:

The first is August 12-14 at Kawananakoa Gymnasium in Keaukaha. It is open to boys and girls age 5-14.

Mayor Kenoi shakes hands with Andy Smith at the recent Harlem Globetrotters "Legends" Game

The second is September 10-11 at the Laupāhoehoe High School gymnasium. (This event will be a clinic followed by the 3-on-3 games. Interested participants ages 8-12 will be taught by Laupāhoehoe High School coaches and former UHH Vulcan Jayme Carvalho from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Interested participants ages 13-17 will then be taught by Laupāhoehoe High School coaches, Carvalho and Andy Smith, former UHH Vulcan and Director of Hawaiʻi Island Hoops, from 1-4 p.m.)

For more information, you may call Officer Botlelho or Officer Morris at the numbers listed above.

“Click It or Ticket” is a national educational and enforcement campaign to increase seat belt usage and decrease traffic fatalities and injuries.

Another Highway 130 Wreck at the Malama Market Intersection

Well it’s been awhile since I’ve posted any wrecks on Highway 130… thankfully.

Today I came across this one at 10:30 in the morning at the location I like to call… “Death Intersection”, or the place more commonly known as Highway 130 and the Malama Market Intersection.

This one involved two cars and it looked like about 5 or 6 people were inside of the cars.

The police and fire department was already on the scene when I got there so I really don’t know what happened other then this is one of the worst intersections in the STATE!

Snorkel Bob’s Opens its Third Big Island Location at the The Shops at Mauna Lani

Media Release:

The Shops at Mauna Lani is proud to announce that Snorkel Bob’s is opening its third Big Island location across from Clark Realty on August 1, 2011.

Snorkel Bob's

The Kohala Coast store has Rx masks in adult & kid sizes, the NEW Mofl02 fresh-air snorkel, Ultima™ & Li’l Bubba™ dry snorkels, Bigfoots fins (15-17) for the full-figured fella in your family, beach chairs, and a FREE boogie board for the week or turtle beach bag when you book 2 seats on most adventures!

Snorkel Bob's

Snorkel Bob’s Petite Galerie des Poissons features fine art reef photography by Snorkel Bob, Himself, as giclée on mixed media, showing denizens of Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, Caribbean and Australian Reefs. Many of these images appear in the acclaimed photo books Some Fishes I Have Known and Every Fish Tells a Story (Skyhorse, NY). All art sales proceeds will support the campaign against aquarium collecting in Hawaii. Snorkel Bob Cares.

Three Seats Available on the Puna Community Development Plan Action Committee

Media Release:

The terms for three of the current members of the Puna Community Development Project (CDP) Action Committee will be expiring this November.  As part of the County of Hawaii’s effort to make sure those three seats are filled in a timely manner with members of the Puna community that will be able to contribute to fulfilling the roles and responsibilities of the Action Committee, the Planning Department is asking for assistance in encouraging viable candidates from the Puna district to submit an application for appointment. Attached is a blank application for appointment to the Puna CDP Action Committee. All applications and/or nominations must be submitted (hand delivered or postmarked) to the Planning Department by 4:30PM September 1, 2011.

PCDP Action Committee Application